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The dreaded placenta


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Cooking Your Placenta!

There are several sumptuous recipes around so that you can enjoy cooking and eating your placenta;

this one is for roasting it:-




Work on the basis that each placenta weighs approximately 1/6 of the baby's weight. To prepare a placenta, cut the meat away from the membranes with a sharp knife. Discard the membranes.



Roast Placenta


1-3lb fresh placenta (must be no more than 3 days old)

1 onion

1 green or red pepper (green will add colour)

1 cup tomato sauce

1 sleeve saltine crackers

1 tspn bay leaves

1 tspn black pepper

1 tspn white pepper

1 clove garlic (roasted and minced)



(Preheat oven to 350 degrees)


1. Chop the onion and the pepper & crush the saltines into crumbs.

2. Combine the placenta, onion, pepper, saltines, bay leaves, white and black pepper, garlic and tomato sauce.

3. Place in a loaf pan, cover then bake for one and a half hours, occasionally pouring off excess liquid.


Serve and enjoy!

Dehydrating your placenta!

Instead of cooking your placenta whole, you can dehydrate it and then add it to meals! The following method is extracted from an article entitled "Thinking About Eating Your Placenta?" by Susan James, which appeared in the winter 1996 issue of "The Compleat Mother". It was discovered posted on a newsgroup noticeboard, so we cannot absolutely guarantee its authenticity, or that it is an actual verbatim account of the magazine article.


"Cut off the cord and membranes. Steam the placenta, adding lemon grass, pepper and ginger to the steaming water. The placenta is "done" when no blood comes out when you pierce it with a fork. Cut the placenta into thin slices (like making jerky) and bake in a low-heat oven (200-250 degrees F), until it is dry and crumbly (several hours). Crush the placenta into a powder - using a food processor, blender, mortar and pestle, or by putting it in a bag and grinding it with rocks. Put the powder into empty gel caps (available at drug and health food stores) or just add a spoonful to your cereal, blender drink, etc. The recommended doses vary, some suggest up to 4 capsules a day, others just one. Perhaps the best advice is to take what makes you feel good".


If you think this is bad, try looking at the following website which has a section called Umbilical Cord Care/Placenta Questions!


If anyone has tried eating their placenta - dried or otherwise, perhaps they could let us know what it was like?!

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